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The Proof is in YOUR Pudding
by Nick Cabbiness

I am saddened by the fact that there are perhaps many in the world today who WANT to believe but are put off by the defensive “believer” who must win factual or scientific arguments concerning God and doesn’t allow for that particular someone who needs the freedom to doubt in a real and searching way. This healthy doubting may include vehement onslaughts of logic hurled against us in which we then have the opportunity to provide, not further argument, but a firm yet padded environment (much like a pool table provides in shooting pool) by which that someone, perhaps for the first time in his or her life, is allowed the freedom to hurl doubt—SAFELY. This is the “demonstration” they seek however seemingly masked behind demands for laboratory proof and logic. Their demand for the visible is the innocence of a child and we should not expect them to understand what some of us have come to understand—that our way of knowing Him is not as the angel Lucifer who SAW His glory and even bore His light and yet as such fell away. No, ours is the simple yet mysterious way (through which God demonstrates his manifold wisdom to unseen powers) of intimately and passionately loving One whom we have never seen.

Earthen though we be,
Divine is to see
What we cannot--
But know. --N.C.